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“Fantastic all around”
Review of Hank's Oyster Bar

Hank's Oyster Bar
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Ranked #11 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Went here for an impromptu Saturday night out in Old Town. Only waited a few minutes for a table. The place was packed the entire time we were there and righfully so. Its a loud fun atmosphere and perfect for friends or a date night. Not tons of space, so probably not ideal for families with little ones.

The cocktails were creative and strong. I love that they served goldfish snack crackers instead of bread and they gave us a little thing of dark chocolate when the bill came like an after dinner sweet. These extra touches were so perfect and really add to the overall experience. Granted I am baised because those items are seriously my favorite all time snacks!

We started with a dozen oysters, and ordered a dozen more mid way through the meal they were so good. Also had the mussels and basically licked the bowl, the broth was so tasty. Also ordered the old bay fries and mac and cheese which was very good.

Service was fantastic and everything we ate was great. Cant wait to go back and try more. Definitely worth checking out for any seafood lover.

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Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We tried to come here 2 times. The dishwasher was broken, so no food could be served.........not sure what that means, being a food professional myself. So the second time we tried to go we called first to make sure we could eat here. By the time we arrived, the dishwasher was again broken.....we felt lied to.

Thank PLazar
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Whether you're a seasoned oyster aficionado or you're just looking to try something new, Alexandria's Hank's Oyster Bar is the place for you. Squeezed into a blue, shotgun style row-house, it's outside appearance may not do justice to the pearl inside. A quirky, New England/ Chesapeake-inspired interior couples well with the fare: oysters on the half-shell from across North America and seaside inspired cuisine like the oyster Po-boy and crab cake supper. Although the loud and cramped atmosphere might be off putting to some, large families with young kids and first-date-couples will be equally comfortable in the hubbub between the bartender shucking oysters and the waiters bussing little bowls of Goldfish crackers table to table (not to mention the fact that the oyster is a natural aphrodisiac!)

Thank gnuffalod
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

I think this restaurant is way overrated it is no better than average and overpriced at that. The oysters were just as good as anywhere else and the food was as average as the service was, which could have been much better. Overall there appear to be many other better options on Kings street. I would certainly not recommend or go back on this experience unless in a bind and no other options.

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Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We did the happy hour oyster so $1 per oyster x 24! Their cocktails are also delicious. We would return.

Thank Tracy and John R
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